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||VOLUME 1 - ISSUE 7
Welcome and on behalf of Doreen and myself may I take this opportunity to wish all our customers, and readers, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. It has been our pleasure to serve you during the past year, and we hope that this will continue during the second decade of the 21st century.
This Month's Quotes
"The greatest thief this world ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large."
~ Henry Wheeler Shaw
"When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams."
~ Les Brown
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."
~ Mark Twain
Setting Smart Goals to Help People Shape Smart Plans
Developing Performance Goals to Achieve Success
We seem to be in the season when many individuals and organizations focus on goal setting or making resolutions. This in itself is a good thing. If a ship has no destination, then all winds are favourable. If we have no goals, how will we know which route to take, how we are progressing, and will we know when we have arrived.
Goals drive us! They allow us to determine our future, and help us to grow and excel in all of our endeavours. An important part of any manager’s role is to encourage team members to develop effective performance goals and to commit to those goals on a daily basis. In order to do so, the goals must be written down and referred to constantly. Then we know where we are going and how we are going to get there. Nothing is impossible! As Dr. Schuller says, “If you can conceive it in your mind and believe it in your heart, you can achieve it.” It’s now up to you. Whether you achieve your goal or not, is in your hands.
But the very essence of goal-setting is that you must have a vision; a clear vision of where you want to go or what you, or your organization, want to achieve at some particular point in the future. Unless the managers and team leaders are successful in spelling out the organization’s specific goals, their team members are not going to know how to meet those objectives.
In effective goal-setting it is important to look backward as well as forward. You should reflect on your successes. What went well in the past year? What could have gone better? What did not go so well, and how could it have been improved upon?
Dan Sullivan wrote the book, “The Dan Sullivan Question: Ask it and Transform Anyone’s Future”. His question is this:
|“If we were having this discussion three years from today, and you were looking back over those three years, what has to happen in your life, personally and professionally, for you to feel happy with your progress?”
This question can be applied to almost any situation, and the thoughtful answer to it could be the initiation of some powerful personal and professional performance goals.
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Featured Profile this Month: The Time Mastery Profile®
As we approach the dawn of a New Year and the Second Decade of the 21st Century, it is appropriate to revisit the topic of Time Mastery, since our use of time is critical to our well being and our success.
WHAT IS TIME MASTERY?
Well, time management is concerned with our daily dilemma of too much to do and not enough time to do it in. Time Mastery is more about self management - how we manage ourselves to accomplish the goals we set. It is putting ourselves in control to achieve our life’s vision.
For example, if you could reduce your wasted time by just five minutes every hour, your productivity would jump by about 8.3 percent. Your efficiency level would also rise as you could now devote more time to completing critical tasks.
The Time Mastery Profile® is a 36-page learning instrument that helps people assess their time-management effectiveness and create a personal plan for improving their skills in key areas. It is a complete assessment tool that helps individuals set priorities and manage their time more effectively.
TAP INTO A POWERFUL TOOL FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT
The Time Mastery Profile® helps people evaluate their time-management effectiveness in 12 critical areas. These areas include: Attitudes, Interruptions, Goals, Meetings, Priorities, Written Communications, Analyzing, Delegation, Planning, Procrastination, Scheduling, and Team Time
You also get practical tips for improving your time-management skills in those areas that need work. The Time Mastery Profile® provides a detailed framework for personal action planning under each of the 12 categories.
Our Time Mastery Profile® Individual Online Report also includes a Skills Gap Analysis. This powerful feature shows how you rate your skill in each Time Mastery category, as well as its importance to your job. This data helps you quickly determine where to focus your time-management efforts for greater personal and professional success.
Some Benefits of Time Mastery include:
Gives you control – to achieve your life vision, and the lifestyle of your choice
- Increased productivity on the job and in your life goals
- Enhanced performance with less stress
- Increased personal satisfaction
- Achieve a balance between the demands of work and family
HELP OTHER PEOPLE MAXIMIZE THEIR TIME
The advantages of efficient time management go beyond squeezing more tasks into the work day. In companies with successful time-management strategies, teams meet project deadlines more often and managers spend more time pursuing opportunities — and less time struggling with paperwork or attending unproductive meetings. These organizations serve more customers without adding staff, equipment, and office space.
In today’s streamlined, fast-moving workplace, it’s more important than ever to make the most of every day. The Time Mastery Profile helps individuals and teams develop customized strategies for improving productivity and increasing efficiency.
The Time Mastery Profile® is our Featured Profile this month. Until January 31st, The Time Mastery Profile® can be purchased at a reduced price of US $24.80. (Regular Price US$31.00)
Now, if you would like further information on this valuable learning instrument, and/or to purchase it, please click here, or email Bill Blake at email@example.com.
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Recently I came across an offer for two white papers relating to Online Rewards and Recognition Programs. I went online to order them, and about 1.5 hours later an enthusiastic company rep phoned me to ask if I had received what I wanted, and if there was anything else she could do for me. Well, with customer service like that, I decided to explore the company a little further.
The company name, I learned, is “i love rewards”, and according to their website, they are the leader in results-driven rewards and recognition solutions. They have a program that gives points to reward positive behaviors in employees, and thus enable those employees to earn the brand name rewards they want.
The principle behind these efforts is that online points based rewards and recognition programs drive positive behaviors and performance. It is the old principle that “What gets recognized gets repeated.
Obviously it is a successful approach - if you look at their list of customers, which includes Sirius Satellite Radio – my personal favourite.
If you are interested in reviewing such a program I would encourage you to visit their website: http://www.iloverewards.com.
Note: This is NOT an affiliate offer
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How to Create Screencast Videos Like a Pro...
Web video viewership is increasing dramatically, and vendors have found that not only are more viewers watching videos, but conversion rates are also increasing.
Screencast videos are great. You just record your computer screen. You don't need a camera, lighting or have to worry what you look like. But most screencast videos look horrible. In this program you will learn how to make your screencast videos both stunning and crystal clear.
How To Screencast Like a Pro is a program developed by Dave Kaminski of Web Video University. It contains over 3 hours of step by step video based lessons. You simply log into the training area and watch the lessons in your web browser (just like you watch all videos on the Internet).
All you have to do is play the videos, watch what Dave shows you and then repeat it yourself. It couldn't get any easier. For instance, here's a small sample of some of the things you will discover:
- How to properly size screencast videos...from recording - to the web...for crystal-clear quality
- Want great sounding audio? Here are the microphones to use
- How to create eye-popping animated logos in PowerPoint and KeyNote
- How to animate any type of graphic, however you want, in PowerPoint and KeyNote
- How to animate text for maximum effect in PowerPoint and KeyNote
- How to use on-camera video in screencast presentations
- How to properly record screencast videos in Camtasia and ScreenFlow
- How to properly edit screencast videos in Camtasia and ScreenFlow
- How to properly record PowerPoint and KeyNote presentations
- And much, much more!
You get unlimited, lifetime access to the training. You can login and watch the training videos as much as you want, whenever you want. And with lifetime access, you have access to them forever. For further Information on this opportunity click this link: http://bit.ly/ejD4ZR.
Note: This is an affiliate link and we will be paid a small commission if you purchase
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